The cruise industry says Alaska can expect about 1.5 million ship passengers to visit this season.
Skagway’s largest tour outfit, the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad, says its trains won’t cross the border this season.
Canada will still require U.S. travelers to complete the ArriveCAN process and show proof of vaccination to enter the country.
Canadians traveling to the U.S. for trips of three days or less no longer need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test to cross back into their home country.
For many Alaskans living in Southeast towns close to the Canada border, that country’s reopening Monday to vaccinated Americans signified a small return to normal life after more than a year of isolation from neighboring communities.
Only fully vaccinated travelers will be allowed to enter. Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines all meet the requirements.